Five Nations - Lansdowne Road, 18 January 1997, 15:00 local, 15:00 GMT
Ireland (12) 15 - 32 (12) France (FT)

Teams

Ireland France
Tries none Tries Galthie, Venditti 3
Cons none Cons Castaignede 3
Pens Elwood 5 Pens Castaignede 2

Notes

 
Result France won by a margin of 17 points
Five Nations points France 2, Ireland 0
 
Ground name Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Attendance 53000
 
Referee AJ Watson (South Africa)
 
Ireland Test debuts P Flavin
France Test debuts none

Other scores

Five Nations
Scotland 19 - 34 Wales Murrayfield